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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Hello Friends!!  I hope all is well!! It amazes me that it is already October, another month has flown by!!  It will be Christmas before we know it!! Yikes!  It is time to do some of that holiday crafting!!

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created for this week's Shining the Light Color Challenge. It is all about the metallics.  There is nothing more glamorous or elegant, in my humble opinion, than adding silver or gold to those Christmas cards.

Here is my creation using the Tree Trimming Trio dies and stamps as well as the sentiment from Elegant Embellishments.  The sentiment is framed with a Spellbinders Oval and ODBD Elegant Ovals.  The gold border of the card is cut out from ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die.  The background is embossed using the Sizzix Holly Branch and Pine Branch Embossing Folder.

Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Tree trimming trio stamps and dies, Elegant Embellishments stamp set, Elegant ovals die, Flourished Star Pattern die 
ODBD Stamps Used: Elegant Embellishments, Tree Trimming Trio
ODBD Dies Used: Tree Trimming Trio, Elegant Ovals, Flourished Star Pattern
Other Supplies: Holographic embossing powder, gold metallic thread and paper, Sizzix Holly Branch and Pine Branch Embossing Folder

Here is the color challenge for ODBDSLC257

We hope you can join us for the challenge.  You have until October 11 at 8pm EST to add your creation to the linky at ODBD here.  By participating in the challenge, you may have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward stamps or to be spotlighted (if you have used ODBD stamps).  We look forward to seeing your creations.

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, DianaRobin, and Paula,

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed day!!  Your comments and visits have made my day!



Angella D. Crockett said...

Super gorgeous card, Chris!! Love the white embossed background, your stitching always looks amazing, and I love how the Elegant Ovals are a fantastic mat for the Oval dies.....thank you for inspiring me with that! I learn so many little tidbits from you....thanks, teacher!! Wink!!:) HUGS!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh my Chris, this is simply elegant! I LOVE your big black bow!!! Your gold and black really set each other off and the sewing on your white embossed layer is so perfectly done! I love that embossing BTW. Your ornament looks jeweled it is so rich looking! Love the sentiment from elegant embellishments as well! Perfection my dear sweet friend!

Julie Gearinger said...

Chris, this is so classic and elegant!! Love the black with the white and touches of gold as well as the embossed background panel!! Thanks for the inspiration you are to all of us- hugs to you, my friend!!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous bow atop the ornament, Chris! Your embossed background is so perfect for this elegant card!!! I agree, silver and gold touches to Christmas cards are just perfect for such a festive season!!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, this is so, so elegant! I love the white embossed background that really showcases this beautiful ornament with that stunning bow! Wow! And I agree that your stitching is stunning! Hugs, sweet friend!

Grace said...

Oh this is gorgeous Chris!!! Love the crisp white bg and now I HAVE to find that EF! I've not seen it before! Where did you get it? LOVE it since I love pine cones you know! :) Anyway... your card is so elegant and beautiful!!!


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